In Episode 2, we’ll visit the Connecticut Science Center, the Mark Twain House, Fort Griswold, and the Goodspeed Opera House.
The Connecticut Science Center is the state’s premier science museum, home to 150 different exhibits. The mission is to educate and inspire with a hands-on approach to kids of all ages. The Goodspeed Opera House was built in 1876 by William Goodspeed for his shipping and banking business and to provide a venue for his love of theatre. The Phelps Hatheway House and Garden tells the fascinating tale of two very wealthy colonial men, the style they lived in and their boom to bust stories. Located in the Main Street Historic District of Suffield, CT, this 18th century home is a renowned architectural masterpiece of the Connecticut River Valley.
Add a touch of reality to your Revolutionary War history lesson with a visit to Fort Griswold Battlefield State Park, site of the 1781 massacre led by the traitorous Benedict Arnold. The Mark Twain House & Museum is the Hartford, Connecticut home, where the author and his family lived from 1874 to 1891. Twain wrote his most important works during the years he lived there, including Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, and A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court.